Francesco Molinari, an international from Italy wins the Quicken Loans National, his 1st PGA Tour victory.
Francesco with his first PGA Tour Trophy / getty
Francesco made it look easy, carding a final round -8 under par 62, to claim his first PGA Tour victory, the Quicken Loans National, by a whopping 8 shots at – 21 under par.
Francesco chose to play here instead of on the European Tours French Open;
“I came here obviously because I was right on the bubble in the FedExCup and I wanted to gain a better position, so I guess job done.”
“It was a big risk, but the risk on the other side I was 123rd on the FedExCup. When you play two tours, you need to balance the two things.”
“It wasn’t an easy decision, I thought until the last minute whether to go to France or to come here but seems like it was the right choice in the end.”
“It’s amazing to win a tournament hosted by Tiger. He is probably the greatest ever to play the game and I grew up as a teenager watching him on TV dominating golf tournaments.”
“It’s even more special to win in this style and to get his congratulations on the last green was a very proud moment for me.”
Coming in second place those eight shots behind at -13 under par was Ryan Armour, USA, signing for a last round -2 under 68.
Sung Kang, South Korea, grabbed third place with a last round -6 under 64, to post -12 under for the tournament.